What’s In My Makeup Travel Bag?

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Hello everyone! As a lot of you may know, I’ve been going through my packing process since I’m leaving for London soon. Today I focused a bit on my makeup collection and the specific items I want to bring with me. It’s honestly so hard to narrow down on the things I want to bring. However, in order to travel (semi) lightly, I have some decisions to make.

Let’s start with brushes!

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Luckily with this second trip to Europe, I have a bit more room when it comes to makeup. The perks of traveling with your fam! These are all the brushes I’ll be taking along with me: a beauty blender, a large fluffy brush for translucent powder, a fan brush, brushes for bronzer and blush, a stippling brush for foundation, and of course tons of different eyeshadow brushes. Eye shadow brushes are so small, they’re very easy to carry along with you while traveling. Although this may seem a bit excessive, they have all fit perfectly into my makeup bag (continue reading to see my bag).

On to face products!

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These products are some of the bulkiest that I’m planning to bring. I will be using the tinted moisturizer the most out of everything, since I don’t want to pile on foundation throughout the whole trip. However, I’m bringing my Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation for special days. I use the Laura Mercier foundation primer specifically to go under the Marc Jacobs product, and funny enough I found a travel sized version under my sink! As for concealer, my Nars creamy concealer is coming with. I’m also taking some translucent powder from Laura Mercier; this powder is honestly one of my holy grail products, I couldn’t travel without it! Of course, I’m also bringing one of my favorite pink blushes from Too Faced and bronzer from both Laura Mercier and Benefit. Lastly, my go to highlighter: Champagne Pop from Becca x Jaclyn Hill!

Moving onto eyes and eyeshadow!

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I don’t need too much when it comes to eyes (shockingly). I’m bringing my Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, although recently since I’ve been doing a lot of eyeshadow looks, I’ve gotten into the habit of using concealer and translucent powder as primer instead. I’m also bringing classics such as an eyelash curler, my go to Stila liquid eyeliner, and the Benefit Roller Lash (which I’m newly obsessed with). For brows, I’m bringing tweezers (in case they become unruly) and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. Finally, for eyeshadow, I’m bringing the Jaclyn Hill palette. I wasn’t sure if I was going to able to bring it due to its large size, but it actually packs perfectly into my makeup bag! Normally I’d bring a smaller one, but this palette simply has it all and I know I could achieve any possible look with it. Perfect for the unknowns of travel, especially as a fashion and beauty blogger!

What about the lips?

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I don’t actually wear lipstick too often, but since I’d love to get some awesome pics for Insta and for future blog posts, I thought I’d bring some small ones. I’ve loved “Honey Love” (pun intended) from MAC for so long, and it’s so easy to wear. I’m also taking my go-to liquid matte from Anastasia Beverly Hills in “Stripped.” Thirdly, a lovely brick shade from the Tarte “Tarteist” collection.

Can’t forget about skincare!

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When it comes to skincare, my mom and sister will also most likely be using the same products, so it will be easy to share and save space in our luggage. I can’t go anywhere without my La Mer moisturizer, it’s honestly the only product that works overnight for my skin. The Pore Refining toner from Neutrogena has also been my new favorite, it really helps to even out my skin tone. L’Oréal also has an awesome pure clay charcoal mask that I’ve been loving, and they pack a travel size with their normal tin! Of course, I’ve always worn my CoCo Chanel perfume, and the bottle is such a reasonable size that I have to bring it.

Okay, but what does the makeup bag look like?

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I’m seriously in love with this makeup bag from Amazon. It was so affordable ($15.99) and perfect for a ton of traveling! Here is the link since a couple people were requesting it! When opened up, the top has sections for brushes and other items, as well as a zipper that opens to a larger pocket. I placed all my brushes here, as well as some lipsticks and smaller products. The main section of this bag comes with detachable separaters. This makes for easy organization and knowing exactly where your things are. Nothing bothers me more than needing a product and having no clue where it is!

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In order to fit the Jaclyn Hill palette, I removed the separaters, although with some effort it can be placed on top of them. I organized my bag according to size and what each item is used for. It’s crazy to see just how many things can fit into this medium sized bag! It honestly shocked me. I’ve never used a bag like this before, but I would completely recommend it if you’re doing some traveling!

That’s about it for this post, I hope you guys enjoyed and was informative or helpful. Let me know as always, if you have any questions or comments. I’m so excited to get to London and Paris, I truly am blessed to be able to go to these beautiful locations! Talk to you all soon! xx

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27 Comments

  1. May 30, 2018 / 9:25 am

    Would you mind sending me the link to the travel bag on amazon !! I love this post , especially as I’m due to go on a girls holiday in a months time. Thank you for the tips ! 💖

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      yes! i will have to go search for the link and i’ll put it in the post soon! have fun on your trip!💕

      • May 30, 2018 / 7:50 pm

        I’d like the link too! Amazing how much fits in that bag!

    • May 30, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      I just put the link in the post! hope that helps! x

  2. May 30, 2018 / 9:42 am

    You cannot beat hoola. I’m sure everyone loves that 💁🏽😂 great choices

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      yeah the hoola bronzer is amazing! however i have to use it only once in a while since it makes me break out a bit😂

  3. May 30, 2018 / 9:47 am

    Wow! That travel bag is awesome. I always struggle with getting my makeup to fit in one bag!

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      omg same girl! having all this space is a first for me lol

  4. May 30, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I use the same eyeshadow primer & mascara, both so great! also that’s my favorite tinted moisturizer, such a holy grail product 🙌🏻 great post!

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      love all those products! when i discovered the tinted moisturizer from my roommate, i never looked back! lol

  5. May 30, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Fab post! I alway’s find it difficult to pick the things that I want to take away with me! Also how much do you love the too faced blush heart I have had mine for ages now and it is still really nice!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Phoebe x

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      thank you! and i love it! it’s that perfect girly/summery glow. i actually had it in my cabinet for a while and just rediscovered it! i go through phases with blushes😂 xx

  6. May 30, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    I literally use two brushes – an eye shadow brush and a face brush for my foundation! At least it’s less to pack I guess… xx

    • May 30, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      haha part of me wishes i could do that! i guess it’s the painter in me that needs a million brushes😂

  7. May 30, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    Loved your post! I keep hearing such great things about Jaclyn Hill’s palette. The colors are gorgeous. Love the blues and pinks. Also, Tarte has such great lip paint! My cousin recommended it to me a month or so ago and I fell in love with the formula! 💖

    • May 30, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      thank you! and yes the jaclyn hill palette has been my go to recently for everything! and yeah the tarte lip products are great xx

  8. May 30, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Great bag and stunning photos of your items! I love that MAC shade (:

    • May 30, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      thanks so much, I’m glad you like the photography! and I’ve had that MAC shade since I was a freshman in college, can’t believe its lasted four years! lol

  9. May 31, 2018 / 12:12 am

    I love your travel bag it’s great!! Lovely collection of products there xx

    • May 31, 2018 / 8:13 am

      thank you! i’m excited to take it with me! xx

  10. May 31, 2018 / 5:13 am

    I have yet to understand what brush is for what sighhhhh im terrible at remembering and i have a slight suspicion it’s messing with my makeup routine welp

    • May 31, 2018 / 8:12 am

      it took me a little while to understand too. but i’ve found with doing my makeup looks lately, i understand the importance of each brush and the different effect they give. you’d be surprised how different some of them look when applied. just keep practicing, you got this! xx

      • May 31, 2018 / 12:02 pm

        Oh? Have you maybe done a post on that? You’re awfully good at explanations haha but d’aww thanks boo ill continue practicing then <3

  11. July 8, 2018 / 1:13 am

    I love your makeup blogs x

    • July 8, 2018 / 9:09 am

      aw thank you so much! i’m thinking of doing a makeup video the next time i have a day off! xx

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